Events calendar: Tuesday, June 27


Children’s programs

  • “Tudor Tots: Patriotic” will feature songs, stories and movement (for ages 2 through 4). 10 a.m. $5; free for accompanying adults. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW.
  • Alliance Française de Washington will present “Heure du conte,” an interactive storytime in French. 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW.

Classes and workshops

  • A certified yoga instructor will lead a walk-in gentle yoga class targeted to ages 55 and older. 10 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • The Georgetown Library will present a walk-in yoga class practicing introductory vinyasa techniques. 11:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Megan Mamula of Yoga District will present a yoga class for beginners. 1 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
  • CASS Fitness will present a weekly outdoor fitness class led by a certified personal trainer. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. The Parks at Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street NW. The class will continue weekly through Oct. 24, weather permitting.
  • Instructor Phyllis Box will present a Zumba class for ages 18 and older. 7 p.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. 202-727-7527.
  • Meditation instructor David Newcomb will present a workshop on “Meditation for Health and Well-Being.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.
  • Facilitator Catharin Dalpino of the Washington English Center will lead an Evening English Conversation Group for members to talk about ideas and events and practice conversation skills. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 7:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188.
  • A “Battle of the Sauces” pizza-making class will explore how to roll pizza dough and how to create different flavors using various sauces like classic marinara or even dessert pizza using melted Nutella. 7:30 p.m. $35; reservations required. Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW.


  • As part of the Tuesday Concert Series, mezzo-soprano Nicole Levesque and pianist Jeremy Filsell will present a recital of songs by American composer Samuel Barber. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.
  • The BeauSoleil Quartet will present its particular flavor of Cajun music in conjunction with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Library of Congress. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.
  • The U.S. Navy Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Discussions and lectures

  • The “Around the World Book Club” will discuss “Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia” by Anne Garrels. 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021.
  • Human rights activist and educator Richard O’Brien will discuss “The Most Influential Women World Leaders You Have Never Heard Of,” about his book “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $20 to $25. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.
  • The Washington Diplomat’s Ambassador Insider Series will feature news editor Larry Luxner interviewing Girma Birru, ambassador of Ethiopia to the U.S., on Ethiopia’s economic, political and regional challenges as well as Africa’s enduring importance to U.S. foreign policy. 6 to 9 p.m. $46.46. Embassy of Ethiopia, 3506 International Drive NW.
  • Nicole Harkin will discuss her memoir “Tilting,” about the evolution of a family that is quirky, independent, uniquely supportive, peculiarly loving and, most of all, marvelously human. 6:30 p.m. Free. East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
  • Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Digital Business will discuss their book “Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing the Digital Revolution.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
  • Steve Asher, a licensed clinical social worker, will discuss the stages of grief and how to overcome loss. 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488.
  • Beth Kobliner will discuss the newly revised version of her book “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties” in conversation with Mikaela Lefrak, news producer for “Morning Edition” at WAMU. 7 p.m. $10; $18 for a ticket and a copy of the book. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.


  • The Georgetown Library “Movie of the Month” series will feature Daniel Espinosa’s 2017 film “Life,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232.
  • As part of its summer film series “Once Upon a Time: From Books to Movies,” the Embassy of France will present Christophe Honoré’s 2016 comedy “Sophie’s Misfortunes.” 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW.
  • The Washington Jewish Film Festival’s summer season will feature Errol Morris’ documentary “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography.” 7:30 p.m. $13.50. Goldman Theater, Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.
  • National Theatre Live will present a broadcast of “Obsession,” a chilling tale of passion and destruction, directed by Ivo van Hove and starring Jude Law. 7:30 p.m. $20. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-5688.
  • The DowntownDC Business Improvement District will present an outdoor screening of “Big Trouble in Little China” scored with an original music soundtrack of hip-hop, soul and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. 8:30 p.m. Free. Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
  • “Adams Morgan Movie Nights,” sponsored by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District, will feature Oliver Stone’s 2016 film “Snowden,” about the man who became an international fugitive after exposing the NSA’s secret surveillance techniques. The movie will start about a half hour after sundown. Free. Soccer field, Walter Pierce Park, 2630 Adams Mill Road NW.


  • Recovery International will host a small group meeting for people coping with issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, stress, anger, fear and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 7 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-2680.

Performances and readings

  • The Washington Improv Theater’s “Harold Night” will feature long-form improv performances by various ensembles. 8 and 9 p.m. By donation. Source, 1835 14th St. NW.
  • Dupont Underground and DC Improv will present “Time Machine Roast,” featuring famous people throughout history sharing the stage. 8 p.m. $9. Dupont Underground, 1500 19th St. NW.
  • Busboys and Poets will host the Beltway Poetry Slam. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe St. NE. 202-636-7230.
  • Busboys and Poets will present an open mic poetry night hosted by Gowri Koneswaran. 9 to 11 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

Sporting events

  • The Washington Mystics will play the Seattle Storm. Noon. $16 to $109. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.
  • The Washington Nationals will play the Chicago Cubs. 7:05 p.m. $12 to $370. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday at 4:05 p.m.

Tours and walks

  • “Gardener’s Focus: Summer Designs” will feature a tour led by Hillwood head gardener Jessica Bonilla. 2:45 p.m. $15 to $18; tickets distributed at the Visitor Center upon opening each day. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. The tour will also be offered Thursday and Friday at 2:45 p.m.
  • The Washington National Cathedral’s “Classic Tower Climb” will offer a look at the ringing chamber, 333 steps high in the central tower with scenic views of Washington. 6 p.m. $40; reservations required. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.